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On 22 June 2021, at the Milli Mejlis, the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, discussed the Draft Law 'On the Rational Use of Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency' that was developed with the technical assistance of the Energy Charter Secretariat within the EU4Energy project.

On 22-23 June 2021, the Energy Charter Secretariat took part in the 4th ECO High-Level Experts Group Meeting. The meeting was virtually hosted by the Republic of Azerbaijan and attended by the delegates from Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

As a follow-up to the Yerevan International Energy Charter Forum "Facilitating Energy Infrastructure for Sustainable Development" that took place on 16 June 2021, the Armenian Government and the Energy Charter Secretariat attempted to evaluate and quantify some preliminary results of the joint work over the last years and the ongoing cooperation within the Armenian Chairmanship in 2021.

On Wednesday, 16 June 2021 the high-level Yerevan International Energy Charter Forum took place online discussing the topic “Facilitating Energy Infrastructure for Sustainable Development”. The Forum was jointly organized and hosted by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and the International Energy Charter.

On 9-10 June 2021, the Energy Charter Secretariat’s Knowledge Centre participated in the Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable and Clean Energy in North and Central Asia under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

The Energy Charter Secretariat has published the Annual Report for 2020. The Report summarises the activities throughout the year and highlights the Azerbaijani Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference.

On 1-4 June 2021, the Fifth Negotiation Round on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was held by videoconference.

Today, the 20 May 2021 the Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter, Mr. Urban Rusnák, received the newly appointed Head of the Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the European Union, H.E. Mr. Margulan Baimukhan.

The National Energy Summit of Nigeria, postponed by over a year due to the Corona virus pandemic, took place in Abuja, Nigeria, over two long days on April 13-14, 2021. The Summit was organized by the government of Nigeria, namely by the Energy Commission of Nigeria, with the support of the Energy Charter Secretariat. 

As of 1 January 2021, Armenia assumed the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for one year. The Conference works on an annually rotating basis, and each year a new country takes over leadership to direct the highest decision-making body of the Energy Charter process

The International Energy Charter would like to welcome the new Energy Charter Conference Chair, Mr Suren Papikyan, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia who was nominated by...

Energy Charter Secretariat participated in a hybrid event jointly organized by the Mission of Uzbekistan to the EU and the ECS on “Fostering ground breaking European investment in Uzbekistan as a means of powering economic growth and creating jobs galore”

There is increasing interest in the potential for mediation to resolve Investor-State disputes. Following the success of the joint training for investor-State mediators (running since 2017), the International Energy Charter, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) have jointly designed a workshop specifically focused on the State representative’s role in an investor-State mediation and /or solving investors...

The Energy Charter Treaty is one of the most intriguing pieces of international public law. Signed in 1994 the ECT is a facilitator of international energy cooperation from the Pacific to the Atlantic right across the Eurasian landmass.

The members of the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP), the expert consultative body to the Energy Charter Conference, welcome the progress and outcomes of the Fourth Negotiation Round on the Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The IAP remains conscious and aware of the value of Energy Charter Treaty, while fully supports the modernisation process. 

On Monday 29 March 2021 the Energy Charter Secretariat participated in the European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP). The programme aims to offer visiting experts from a range of targeted countries access to first-hand information about the EU, including its founding values, the way if functions, as well as some of its core activities, policies and perspectives.